This site is dedicated to the collecting of randall made knives i buy randall knives - one knife or the entire collection - in addition to selling them browse my merchandise, my personal collection and an array of photos, videos, books and newsletters. Page 6- dating a randall bowie randall knives forum in my comments on the above toothpick, i noted that the handle was likely mid-'60s and i posted photo analysis. I think exact dating, without a receipt from the shop directly, is difficult i think these knives show up in the window of late 70's - mid 80's yours is probably towards the end of the era. Guide to collecting puma knives contact brent terry e mail me.
Randall offered chrome plating from the late 1950's to mid-seventies specifically for large display bowies plated knives are rare and a small plated randall like this model #7-5 is very uncommon the sheath is a rough back johnson and carries the appropriate white hone. For over 75 years, randall knives have been the best-known handmade knives in the world no two randall made™ knives are exactly alike, for no jigs or. The type of sheath is a key factor in dating old randall knives, and several suppliers have been used over the years the best known are johnson (1960s and ‘70s) and heiser, a formerly famous holster maker in denver.
I’ve been looking at the stamps on the blades of old randall knives, pre 1973 i think i’ve noticed something that will help date knives that were blade-forged before about 1966-68, and those forged after that date. I just bought my first randall knife, their #26 with the #25 handle i always thought randall knives had a date stamp (or code) on them, but for the life of me, i am unable to find one on my randall. Used randall made knives sort by: featured price: low to high price: high to low a-z z-a oldest to newest newest to oldest best selling we normally have a selection of used knives in stock. 1 antique us world war 2 springfield randall model 1 fighting knife this fine randall comes with its original sheath the blade on this springfield randall measures 8 long this knife measures 13 1/16 overall (from blade tip to end of the hex pommel nut.
The world famous ‘randall made’ knife – seventy-two years later, randall knife sheaths are still produced with a sharpening stone pouch the type of stones used during those years, however,isthetopicofthisarticle these stones, also known as pocket hones, can add substantial valuetoagivenrandallknife,especiallyifperiodcorrecttothe overall package. Discover randall knife museum in orlando, florida: home to a giant switchblade and one of the world's largest collections of pocket knives, this museum is a cut above the rest. Page 3- dating a randall bowie randall knives forum. Gary is an american bladesmith society member today, gary's sons jason and michael are the third generation of randall knife makers actively involved in the family business and randall made is the biggest name in hand made knives randall knives are not mass produced and all randall knives are made to order. Randall made knives we usually have a large inventory of randall knives on hand, ready for immediate delivery to view these knives, click here the randall knives shown by the model numbers below are examples of knives that we can order for you for future delivery we are now accepting special orders on randall knives on our february of 2019 order.
Dating a randall knife - posted in edged weapons: i just picked this one up tonight at my shop it s a 6 i tried looking on line but the various knife boards seems to contradict each other and i really dont know who knows what there. If you order from randall, then the replacement will have the randall snaps and embossing they say that they would like you to ship them your knife needing a new sheath so that it can be fitted to the replacement sheath because as they say, each sheath is one-of-a-kind like their knives. Randall made knives, usually referred to as randall, is an american custom handcrafted knife manufacturer founded by walter doane bo randall, jr in the us the factory and showroom is located in orlando, florida randall began making knives as a hobby in 1937. Whether you are hunting, carving, or fishing, you will want to choose randall made for the sharpest, and best in blades, with an unbeatable performance.
Help dating a randall knife discussion in 'the randall made knives collector's forum' started by bart1, jun 10, 2018. Seems any old randall is now collectible according to some folks then i happened on the nordic knives page recently and their prices are a whole lot less expensive, though still not cheap, but like you said, they aren't out of range with other knives at the same site i, too, don't regret my past randall purchases they have been truly fine knives. Field-tested, custom-designed, and the result of decades of collaboration, randall knives provide comprehensive designs that work dynamically in a range of applications the virtues of a randall knife begin in the integrity of the handle.
The model 1 all purpose fighting knife is one of the most popular randall knives the standard model has a 7 blade of 1/4 440b stainless with a rockwell of 55-56 and a black linen micarta® handle, double nickel silver hilt, a red, white and blue fiber spacer arrangement and a duralumin butt cap. Back in the 60s in viet nam a #1-7 randall was the knife to own and probably the most coveted knife in country at the time we had a couple of guys on our team with them the #1 being the more common, but any randall was extremely desirable. Knives and tools knives and swords case knives knife display case pocket knives best pocket knife edc knife display design survival knife forward awesome pocket knives: here are some awesome pocket knives for sale, small or traditional, one of these folding knives is the best and coolest pocketknife to own. Randall made knives story » steeped in a rich blade making tradition, the randall story is presented here through the words of bo randall, our founder, as well as a timeline outlining major events in the life of our business.